VH1'S Fifth Annual Hip Hop Honors Just Won't Stop! Busta Rhymes, Cee-Lo, Chuck D, Estelle, EPMD, Fat Joe, Flavor Flav, Gym Class Heroes, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Luke Campbell, Mack 10, Michael Rapaport, Queen Latifah and The Roots Join The Celebration
BIG BOI, BIZ MARKIE, BUN B, DJ KAOS, GHOSTFACE KILLAH, KID ROCK, MC
LIL' JON, Q-TIP, SCARFACE, WYCLEF JEAN, AND SANAA LATHAN ARE SCHEDULED
TO ROCK THE HOUSE IN HONOR OF CYPRESS HILL, DE LA SOUL, NAUGHTY BY NATURE,
SLICK RICK AND TOO $HORT
**NEW AIRDATE OF BROADCAST IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 6 AT 10PM ET/PT**
Comedian/Actor Tracy Morgan Returns As Host
Join the online hip hop celebration at HIPHOP.VH1.COM
NEW YORK, Sept. 22 -- The party is not going to stop at
VH1's fifth annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" celebration! The talent list
continues to grow with the addition of Busta Rhymes, Cee-Lo, Chuck D,
Estelle, EPMD, Fat Joe, Flavor Flav, Gym Class Heroes, Jim Jones, Juelz
Santana, Luke Campbell, Mack 10, Michael Rapaport, Queen Latifah and The
Roots. Along with previously announced talent Big Boi, Biz Markie, Bun B,
DJ Kaos, Ghostface Killah, Kid Rock, MC Lyte, Lil' Jon, Q-Tip, Scarface,
Wyclef Jean, and Sanaa Lathan, hip hop's finest will turn out to pay homage
at VH1's annual tribute to hip-hop luminaries who broke new ground and
pioneered the genre into a true cultural phenomenon. This year's honorees
include Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Naughty by Nature, Slick Rick and Too
The "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" broadcast will premiere on VH1 and VH1 Soul on
Monday, October 6 at 10PM ET/PT.* (PLEASE NOTE NEW AIRDATE AND TIME). Tracy
Morgan will once again host this year's VH1 Hip Hop Honors festivities
which will tape at New York City's famed Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday,
October 2. Additional performances and appearances will continue to be
The music and influence of each of the honorees will be recognized
through performances in collaboration with some of today's hottest talent.
Generations of hip hop will bridge the gap for one exceptional night to set
it off with the original style and flavor that sparked and inspired the
evolution of the music.
"VH1 Hip Hop Honors" on VH1.com and VH1 Mobile:
Tuesday, September 16, marked the launch of VH1.com's dedicated hip hop
site, HIPHOP.VH1.COM, which showcases on-demand content leading up to and
post "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" including:
-- With Honors - The honorees sat down with the producers of "VH1 Hip
Hop Honors" to speak in-depth about their ambitions, influences,
careers and everything in between. Extended clips from all the
honoree's interviews tell the stories behind the songs, major
moments in their careers and what it means to be honored.
-- Backstage Coverage Hidden List - VH1.com goes
behind-the-scenes for exclusive interviews with all the performers,
presenters and honorees.
-- Tales From The Road - Confessional interview packages in which the
honorees set the record straight on their greatest touring stories.
From Cypress Hill's security pranks to Naughty by Nature's
"Naughty Nigeria" experience in Africa, VH1.com has all the
juicy details from the artists themselves.
-- Box Sets - VH1.com combed the archives and found the quintessential
interview clips and music videos from this year's honorees and
-- Music Playlists - Extensive video playlists compiled from Hip Hop Honors
honorees past and present including several "MY PLAYLIST"
installments where artists walk viewers through their 10 favorite videos
of all time. New playlists, including fan created lists will be added
HIPHOP.VH1.COM - FOLLOWING THE SHOW ON OCTOBER 7:
-- Watch the complete "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" in Full - For the
first time in "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" history, the full show will
be available in its entirety the day after the on-air premiere.
-- "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" Highlights: Select moments from the
-- VH1 Mobile will offer "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" content including
ringtones from all honorees and performers and a dedicated WAP site
available by entering HIPHOP.VH1.COM Hidden List into your
mobile's browser. Select video footage from "VH1 Hip Hop
Honors" will be available on VH1 Mobile following the on-air
"VH1 Hip Hop Honors" is executive produced by Lee Rolontz for VH1 and
Jac Benson for Blackjac Entertainment. Louis J. Horvitz will direct. Nelson
George and Fab 5 Freddie are co-executive producers.
"VH1 Hip Hop Honors" is sponsored by T-Mobile USA, Taco Bell Corp.,
Sears, Windows and Tag RecordsTM.
*All times ET/PT
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